Blake Griffin has dunked all over the NBA in his first two seasons with the Clippers and over the weekend he offered a sneak peek at what the global basketball community can expect at the London Olympics later this month.
Griffin, an All-Star forward, put on a show for teammates and spectators alike in Las Vegas where he threw down a couple of vicious dunks at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.
In one of the dunks — both are featured on YouTube — Griffin throws the ball off of the gym’s wall, lets it bounce off the hardwood then leaps, grabs the rock with his right hand and unleashes a one-handed tomahawk. His display draws a smile from ex-Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, who is one of the Team USA assistant coaches.
Another clip shows Griffin — who’ll make his debut with Team USA in London later this month — throw the ball off the backboard to himself as part of a between-the-legs right-handed dunk.